In the wake of the bombshell news regarding at least one — if not more — active federal investigations into Hunter Biden and his foreign transactions, President Donald Trump made it clear that he believes American voters should have known about it in the lead-up to the 2020 election.
On Sunday, Trump expressed his obvious disappointment with U.S. Attorney General Bill for sitting on the news of the investigation into Hunter Biden since as early as 2018. On Monday, Trump announced that Barr is going to resign from his post just before the Christmas holiday.
“Just had a very nice meeting with Attorney General Bill Barr at the White House,” Trump tweeted Monday afternoon. “Our relationship has been a very good one, he has done an outstanding job! As per letter, Bill will be leaving just before Christmas to spend the holidays with his family…”
“…Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen, an outstanding person, will become Acting Attorney General. Highly respected Richard Donoghue will be taking over the duties of Deputy Attorney General,” Trump concluded. “Thank you to all!”
Barr has not yet released a public statement announcing his departure at the time of this publication.
The president expressed his displeasure with Barr’s handling of the Hunter Biden investigation during an interview on Sunday’s “Fox & Friends” with Fox News host Brian Kilmeade. Trump quickly drew a comparison between Barr’s lack of action to how special counsel Robert Mueller was quick to shoot down a “phony” Buzzfeed article during the Russia collusion investigation.
“Say what you want about Robert Mueller, when BuzzFeed put out a phony article … Bob Mueller stepped out and he said that article was a phony and then there was ultimately proven there was no collusion … Bill Barr should have done the same thing,” Trump said.
The president also added that former Vice President Joe Biden was lying on the debate stage earlier this year when he insisted that he knew nothing of his son’s foreign business dealings — a claim that, at the very least, is in dispute given the recent revelations of Hunter Biden’s federal investigation.
Kilmeade countered Trump’s claim by saying that many believed if Barr had said something about Hunter Biden’s federal investigation in the run-up to the 2020 election, it would have been a repeat of how former FBI Director James Comey announced Hillary Clinton’s email server investigation prior to the 2016 election — a move for which Democrats deeply criticized him.
“All he had to is say an investigation is going on,” Trump replied. “When they are saying things, making statements and the press is purposely not reporting it, Bill Barr I believe, not believe, I know had an obligation to set the record straight. Just like Robert Mueller set the record straight.”
It’s impossible to know at this point in time, but if Barr had revealed the news about Hunter Biden’s federal investigation prior to the election — when the media was actively suppressing any negative Biden news — there’s no telling how that could have drastically impacted the election results.